How To Freeze Baked Potato
Potatoes, in the raw form, tend to rot fast. However, you can preserve those for a longer period, up to 3 months, without losing the flavor and texture, by preparing baked potato and then freezing them. The process also helps you to store all those extra potatoes that are leftover from your dinner. You should know the basic steps for freezing this baked tuber in the right way. So, get started right away…
What All Do You Need
- Baked potatoes
- Pan, if you want to cool the potatoes
- Aluminum foil
- Freezer bags
- Sticky notes
Freezing Oven Baked Potatoes The Right Way
- Bake the potatoes as per the instructions and allow to cool completely before freezing. Cool the vegetable by placing the dish in a pan filled with cold water or by refrigerating those for few minutes.
- Halve the potatoes. Mash the potatoes well and then, fill the peel.
- Alternatively, you can slice the potatoes into thin rounds, and follow the procedure.
- Place the potatoes in an aluminum foil, one in each. Using a second aluminum foil, enwrap it again.
- Now, place the wrapped potatoes in the freezer bags.
- Squeeze out extra air and zip up the bag.
- Now, paste the sticky note on the bag with the contents and date mentioned on it.
- Place the storage bag in the coldest point.
- You can season the potatoes, while mashing, to add to the flavor.
- It is advisable to use the frozen potatoes within three months. Beyond that time, there are chances that the texture and flavor will deteriorate.
- Defrost the potatoes, remove the foil, and then, bake it so that it is ready to be consumed.
Knowing how to freeze baked potato will help you to preserve this tuber for a longer time, while retaining its texture and flavor. So, the next time you have leftovers to store, try out this idea!